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WHO ARE
DAIKOKU & EBISU
Daikoku is God of the Earth, Agriculture,a and Farmers, while Ebisu is the God of the Ocean and Fishing Folk

See Background Notes Below

Mini Daikoku (Daikokuten): Japanese God of Commerce, Rice, Agriculture, and WealthspacerMini Ebisu, Japanese God of the Oceans, Fishing Golk, and Fortune
Daikoku, Boxwood, $29

Cypress Pair, Daikoku & Ebisu, Sold Separately or as a Set
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$85 Each or $150 for Set

Zelkova Pair, Daikoku & Ebisu, Sold Separately or as a Set
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$175 Each or $340 for Set

Daikoku and Ebisu ANTIQUE SET
Daikoku & Ebisu
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In addition to his traditional role as patron of farming and agriculture, Daikoku is sometimes portrayed as a three-headed deity named Sanmen Daikoku (literally "Three Headed Daikoku"). In this capacity, Daikoku protects the Three Treasures (the Buddha, Buddhist law, and the community of Buddhist followers).

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Background Notes on Daikoku and Ebisu

Japanese spelling for Daikokuten
Japanese for Daikokuten
(also known as Daikoku)

Japanese spelling for Ebisu
Japanese for Ebisu

Daikoku: God of Earth, Agriculture, Rice, Commerce
Ebisu: God of Ocean, Fishing Folk, Prosperity
Both are considered patrons of wealth and good fortune.
The two are often paired together as an intimate set.

  • Daikoku (Hindu Origin). Male. The god of earth, agriculture, farmers, the food supply (rice), commerce, and wealth. Daikoku usually wears a hood, stands on two bales of rice, has a large treasure sack slung over his shoulder, and holds a small magic mallet. There are other forms, including a female form, but in Japan he is mostly shown standing on bales of rice with a magic mallet and treasure sack in his hands. Daikoku is also the deity of the kitchen and provider of food. Associated Virtue = Fortune.
     
  • Daikoku also appears in Japan as the Sanmen (Three-Headed) Daikoku. In this manifestation, he is believed to protect the Three Buddhist Treasures (Sanpou 三宝, literally Three Jewels) which are the Buddha, the Dharma (the teachings of the Buddha), and the Sangha (the community of Buddhist believers). This iconography is very similar to another deity named Koujin-sama (outside link), who is the god of the hearth and kitchen fire.
     
  • Ebisu (Japanese Origin). The god of the ocean, fishing folk, and good fortune, the smiling and bearded Ebisu is often depicted with a fishing rod in his right hand, and a large red sea bream (a symbol of good luck in Japan) dangling from the line or tucked under his arms. Associated Virtue = Candour.
     
  • Daikoku and Ebisu are often depicted together as a pair, with Daikoku considered the father and Ebisu the son. Artwork of the pair can be found everywhere in modern Japan, especially as members of Japan's Seven Lucky Gods. Ebisu, of Japanese origin, is the god of the ocean and fishing folk. Daikoku, or Hindu origin, is the deity of agriculture and rice. 
     
  • Visit our A-to-Z Photo Library (sister site, outside link) to learn more about Ebisu or Daikokuten. For more about Japan's Seven Lucky Gods, click here.

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